The type Ia supernova 2001V in NGC 3987

J. Vinkó, I. B. Bíró, B. Csák, Sz Csizmadia, A. Derekas, G. Fürész, Z. Heiner, K. Sárneczky, B. Sipöcz, Gy Szabó, R. Szabó, K. Sziládi, K. Szatmáry

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CCD photometry is presented of the type Ia SN 2001V occurred in the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3987. The observations made through Johnson-Cousins BVRI filters were collected from Feb. 24 (t = -8 days, with respect to B-maximum), up to May 5 (t = +62 days). The light curves are analyzed with the revised Multi-Colour Light Curve Shape (MLCS) method (Riess et al. 1998) by fitting template vectors to the observed light curves simultaneously. The reddening of SN 2001V is estimated to be E(B - V) = 0.05 mag, while the galactic component is E(B - V) = 0.02 mag (Schlegel et al. 1998), suggesting that part of the reddening may be due to the ISM in the host galaxy. The Δ parameter in MLCS converged to -0.47 mag, indicating that this SN was overluminous relative to the majority of Type Ia SNe. The inferred distance to its host galaxy, NGC 3987, is 74.5 ± 5 Mpc, which is in good agreement with recently determined kinematic distances, based on radial velocity corrected for Virgo-infall and Hubble constant H0 = 65 km s-1 Mpc-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2003



  • Individual
  • SN 2001V
  • Stars
  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Vinkó, J., Bíró, I. B., Csák, B., Csizmadia, S., Derekas, A., Fürész, G., Heiner, Z., Sárneczky, K., Sipöcz, B., Szabó, G., Szabó, R., Sziládi, K., & Szatmáry, K. (2003). The type Ia supernova 2001V in NGC 3987. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 397(1), 115-120.